Dry / Sensitive
|French Green Clay (Illite)
|See below for description
Provides occlusive barrier for cellular repair; reduces TEWL
Directions for Use
Use sparingly. After cleansing protocol apply a small amount to dry skin. Allow to dry. Wash with cool water, and gently pat dry. Apply one to two times a week as directed. Proceed with treatment protocol.
Healing Facial Mask is formulated for use 1 - 2x weekly and can be used for overnight application for extra hydration and skin repair. Healing Facial Mask if left on for extended periods of time (not more then 8 hours) will form an occlusive (bandage/dressing) barrier for optimum epidermal healing and repair. With its small molecular size it will set between the dead layers of the corneocytes within the stratum corneum and aid in cellular repair through moisture replenishment and hydration which will trigger the skins natural exfoliation and cell renewal process.
This mask is not like most clay masks that go on thick, hardens (i.e Serene Refining Clay Mask) then require a wash off within 30 minutes. Serene Healing Clay Mask goes on wet, smooth and rubs into the skin. It will dry, more like a thick moisturizer and will require a mild wash off after intended application time.
For proper hydration during home care regimens, Hydrating Lotion or Moisturizing Cream should be applied after product use to help replenish lost lipid (ceramide) molecules within the layers of the skin.
Due to reservoir function of the skin, we advise our clients to stop the use of vitamin or antioxidant products for a 24 hour period.
Healing Facial Mask
Purified Water/Aqua, Illite, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Copper Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Magnesium Aspartate, Allantoin Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc Gluconate, Hexylene Glycol. French Green Clay
Green clays consist primarily of volcanic ash which are found 20-50 meters below the surface of the earth and collected near volcanoes which are now either inactive or extinct. They are very rich in magnesium and other trace elements without any chemical additives included. The two most popular and proven to perform toxic extraction from the skin surface while also excellent at providing detoxifying properties, able to help restore mineral balance and act as an absorbent to oil and environmental contaminants are: Bentonite (Primarily Montmorillonite) (20% water absorption) Collection Location: South France
Illite (30% water absorption) Collection Location: South France
Montmorillonite is part of the smectite group of clays and is named after a French region Montmorillon where is was first discovered. Illite, named after the state of Illinois, USA, where it was first found in 1937.
Green French clays are superb detoxification ingredients. Their detoxifying properties are explained by this main factor: Their absorption capacities are very high; they draw toxins out of the skin do to their binding molecular structure Illite has an added benefit: Its negative cumulative ionic charge will help to attract and bind positively charged toxic waste and eliminate it from the skins surface. A German scientist once described the bactericidal properties of clay: "The curative properties of clay are founded in its special physical characteristics, above all in the distribution of its minute particles. Individual clay particles are smaller than many bacteria. If infected mucous membranes are more or less flooded with clay, the bacteria are completely surrounded by clay particles and are thus separated from their source of nourishment and become imbedded in the inorganic material. Growth and the survivability of the bacteria are thus halted almost instantaneously, and from this explained strikingly speedy abatement of the symptoms of infection and/or symptoms of poisoning in acute infectious diseases of the alimentary canal." Julius Stumpf, Bolus fur medizinische Anwenduno Darmstadt, 1916, p. 19.